Course Title: Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs
Course Duration: 50:27 minutes
Course Description: In this video, we explain the history of antibiotics and antibiotic resistance in the US and antimicrobial stewardship programs.
Dr. Timothy Wiemken is an Associate Professor in the University of Louisville School of Public Health and Information Sciences, Department of Epidemiology and Population Health. Dr. Wiemken has a doctorate in Public Health from the University of Louisville, a Master’s Degree in Epidemiology from Saint Louis University, and has a Bachelor’s Degree in microbiology from Southern Illinois University. He was previously an infection preventionist at the University of Louisville Hospital, and is currently the hospital epidemiologist for the Robley Rex Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Louisville, KY. Dr. Wiemken has been certified in infection prevention since 2008, and is a fellow of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC). He is currently on SHEA Nomination and Awards Committee, and is the immediate past chair of the APIC Annual Conference Committee. He has authored and co-authored numerous guidelines and book chapters on infectious diseases and infection prevention, and over 90 peer-reviewed journal articles related to infectious disease epidemiology.
The University of Louisville School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The University of Louisville Office of Continuing Medical Education & Professional Development designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Paul McKinney, MD (course director, planning committee); Colette Davis (course coordinator, planning committee); and Tim Wiemken, PhD (presenter) have nothing to disclose.
The CME & PD staff and Advisory Board have nothing to disclose.
No commercial support was used or received to fund this course.
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Original posting date: August 10, 2017